Home > Journals > Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche > Past Issues > Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2021 May;180(5) > Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2021 May;180(5):151-7

CURRENT ISSUE
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

Publishing options
eTOC
To subscribe
Submit an article
Recommend to your librarian
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Publication history
Reprints
Permissions
Cite this article as
Share

 

ORIGINAL ARTICLE   

Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2021 May;180(5):151-7

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.19.04192-5

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Effects of mechanical bed massage on subjective feeling of fatigue and performance after exercise-induced back fatigue in athletes: a randomized controlled trial

Houyong ZHONG 1, 2, 3, 4, Wichai EUNGPINICHPONG 2, 3, 4 , Uraiwan CHATCHAWAN 2, Cuimei WANG 1

1 School of Physical Education, Gannan Normal University, Ganzhou, China; 2 Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand; 3 Research and Training Center for Enhancing Quality of Life of Working-Age People, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand; 4 Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand



BACKGROUND: The main purpose of this study was to explore the effects of mechanical bed massage on subjective feeling of fatigue and performance of back muscle after exercise-induced back muscle fatigue in male collegiate athletes.
METHODS: Our study recruited 28 male collegiate athletes who met the experimental criteria. The subjects were randomly allocated into mechanical bed massage group (MBMG) and rest group (RG). They received 20-min intervention after performing eight bouts of reverse sit-ups in the prone position. Back muscle endurance (BME), back muscle force (BMF), and visual analog scale for fatigue (VAS-F) were measured and analyzed.
RESULTS: The MBMG group have a significantly lower (P<0.05) VAS-F compared to the RG. BME of the MBMG was found to be significantly higher than that of RG after intervention (P<0.05). However, the BMF did not show significant differences at any of the measurement time-points (P>0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: The findings showed that mechanical bed massage can overcome the subjective feeling of fatigue and may enhance the recovery of exercise-induced back fatigue.


KEY WORDS: Muscle fatigue; Athletes; Muscles; Sports

top of page